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Latino Daily News

Tuesday October 25, 2011

FIFA to Offer Cheap World Cup Tickets For Underprivileged Brazilians

FIFA to Offer Cheap World Cup Tickets For Underprivileged Brazilians

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FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke said the association is working to provide unprivileged Brazilians with affordable passes to the 2014 World Cup games.

The organization also promised to honor federal Brazilian laws that award senior citizens with discounts of up to 50% on ticket prices; Valcke however, said in an interview with newspaper “Folha de Sao Paulo” that half-price tickets were not going to be available to other groups that traditionally get discounts, such as such as students, former players and blood donors.

Former Brazil soccer star turned congress man Romario, is calling on the government to stand up for students’ rights to half-price tickets, saying that FIFA can’t be allowed to interfere with Brazilian law.

FIFA officials however, believe it makes more sense to offer discounted tickets for humble Brazilians across the board, instead of offering preferential treatment to a demographic.